McConnell won't vote to filibuster defunding ACA; Hospitals contribute to healthcare spending slowdown;

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> Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) won't join Sen. Ted Cruz' (R-Texas) attempt to filibuster House legislation defunding healthcare reform, The Hill reports. Article

> Ambulatory surgery center volume will continue to increase, even as hospital inpatient surgery procedures stagnate or decline, according to Moody's Investors Service. Announcement

> Decreased hospital spending partially accounts for the historical slowdown in healthcare spending, AHA News Now reports. Article

Practice Management News

> Doctors who provided the wrong diagnoses for a set of vignettes were almost equally confident as those who were correct, suggesting that overconfidence can be a dangerous problem, according to a study published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Article

> With a growing shortage of psychiatrists and deeper understanding of the link between mental and physical health, integrating mental healthcare into primary care practices has become more popular in the past five years than it's been during the last 20. Article

And Finally… A rose by any other name. Article